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tabla

[ tah-bluh, tuhb-luh ]
/ ˈtɑ blə, ˈtʌb lə /
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noun
a small drum or pair of drums of India tuned to different pitches and played with the hands.
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Origin of tabla

1860–65; earlier tubla<Hindi tablā<Arabic ṭabla, derivative of ṭabl drum
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British Dictionary definitions for tabla

tabla
/ (ˈtʌblə, ˈtɑːblɑː) /

noun
a musical instrument of India consisting of a pair of drums whose pitches can be varied

Word Origin for tabla

Hindu, from Arabic tabla drum
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